Pursuit Partners LLC


The Principals


The Principals and Co-Founders of Pursuit are Anthony Schepis and Frank Canelas.  Each has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets and have held senior management positions at major securities firms. The Principals have worked together for over 20 years.


Anthony Schepis

Mr Schepis is a founding partner of Pursuit Partners LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer, and founding partner of Pursuit Investment Management LLC, an investment advisor providing services including advising hedge funds and and separate accounts.

Prior to Pursuit, Mr Schepis worked at Greenwich Capital Markets from 1991 to 2000.  At Greenwich Capital he was a Managing Director, National Sales Manager and Co-Head of the Mortgage and Asset Backed group. Prior to these roles he was a Vice President in the Asset Backed Securities sales group covering a wide range of institutional clients.

Prior to Greenwich Capital, Mr Schepis worked at PainWebber Inc in the institutional sales group in Chicago and New York.  At PaineWebber, he structured and sold a wide variety of fixed income products to a diverse institutional client list. Prior to Paine Webber, he worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co in the Chicago fixed income office where he called on institutional clients for mortgage, asset backed and corporate securities.


Mr Schepis received a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia University.



Frank Canelas

Mr Canelas is a founding partner of Pursuit Partners LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer, and founding partner of Pursuit Investment Management LLC, an investment advisor providing services including advising hedge funds and separate accounts.

Prior to Pursuit, Mr Canelas was a Managing Director at Royal Bank of Scotland where he worked from 1997 to 2000 in the London office.  He was responsible for credit trading and sales, capital markets origination, high yield /distressed trading, credit derivatives, debt syndicate, global syndicated lending for NatWest Plc., and private placements.  Prior to this role he was a Vice President in the Asset Backed Securities group at Greenwich Capital Markets from 1990 to 1997. 

Prior to Greenwich Capital, Mr Canelas was a Vice President at Kidder Peabody and Co. and worked in the institutional sales group covering a broad array of clients for mortgage and asset backed product.


Mr Canelas graduated from Merrimack College with a BS in Business.